Peter Tosh Music Fest 2017


The 2017 Peter Tosh Music Festival Returns to the Peter Tosh Museum in New Kingston, Jamaica, October 19-22, 2017

The Festival is presented by the Peter Tosh Museum

The lineup features a reunion of Tosh’s band Word, Sound, and Power, Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths, Peter’s son Andrew Tosh, The Messenger Luciano The Legendary Freddie McGregor, and more

The festival will celebrate the first annual Peter Tosh Awards to recognize individuals for work advancing Peter’s legacy to achieve equal rights, legalize cannabis, and recognize achievement in the arts and culture

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 – KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The Peter Tosh Music Festival returns for its second-year at the Peter Tosh Museum at the Pulse Center in Kingston, Jamaica October 19-22, 2017. The Peter Tosh Museum is again presenting this year’s event. The weekend’s festivities, set to coincide with Peter’s Earth Strong (birthday) October 19, will include musical performances, a ceremony to distribute the first ever Peter Tosh Awards, and a celebratory gala.

“As we celebrate Peter’s birthday once again, this time with the Peter Tosh Music Festival hosted by the Peter Tosh Museum, it’s undoubtedly a good time to reflect on the wonderful gift that Peter’s life, career and legacy has been to the world,” says Kingsley Cooper, co-founder of the Peter Tosh Museum. “His struggles for equal rights and justice and the legalization of marijuana, have had an impact around the globe. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to play a role in spearheading these developments and I am humbled to be a part of it all,” he continued.

Confirmed artists include Word, Sound, and Power, Peter Tosh’s post-Wailers backing band, Peter’s son and heir-apparent to his role as musical prophet Andrew Tosh, the Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths, Peter’s granddaughter Jahzarah Tosh, the Legendary Freddie McGregor, the Messenger Luciano, Zak Starkey (son of Beatle Ringo Starr and drummer for The Who), Ikaya, Dre Tosh, Live Wyya, Nadine Sutherland, and Garnet Silk, Jr. More artists will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The Peter Tosh Awards recognize those individuals who have contributed in a major way to furthering the goals of Peter’s activism during his life and career. Three awards will be bestowed during the ceremony. The Peter Tosh Equal Rights Award will honor an individual whose efforts advance the cause of equal rights for all. The Peter Tosh Steppin’ Razor Award will recognize influential contributors to the arts and entertainment. Finally, the Legalize It Award will distinguish the recipients as leaders in advancing Peter’s efforts to legalize cannabis and encourage cannabis research throughout the world.

Upon being asked about the inspiration for the festival and awards ceremony, Niambe McIntosh, daughter of Peter Tosh and administrator of his Estate, remarked: “No other genre of music has had such a positive global impact other than reggae. Furthermore, there’s no other individual like Peter Tosh. The Peter Tosh Music Festival brings together new and old fans from around the world to celebrate and learn about this amazing legacy.”

A full schedule for the festival and additional events marking Peter Tosh’s Earth Strong in Jamaica will be shared in early October. 

Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 18 at 10 a.m. EST and range from $35 – $50 USD at Fans and guests can visit for more information.

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About Peter Tosh: Peter Tosh exploded onto the stage as part of the legendary reggae group, The Wailers (Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer). An activist and forerunner in the movement to legalize cannabis, he went solo in 1974 and went on to release his first solo album, “Legalize It,” in 1976. Tosh worked tirelessly to promote the legalization of marijuana, equal rights, and to expand Jamaica’s cultural and musical influence. Peter was no stranger to oppression in his homeland and knew the fight for legalization and equal rights well. His music served as a catalyst for a generation to fight for what they believed in and never give up. His legacy lives on with his children, the formation of his Estate and most recently The Peter Tosh Music Festival, Presented by the Peter Tosh Museum, in New Kingston, Jamaica.

About the Peter Tosh Museum: The Peter Tosh Museum opened November 1, 2016 at the Pulse Center in New Kingston, Jamaica. The Museum features stories, multimedia installations, and memorabilia and items owned by Peter Tosh. The institution was established to recognize Peter’s singular contributions to the development of reggae music worldwide and his achievements as an activist.

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For inquiries regarding the Peter Tosh Museum, call or email Kingsley Cooper, 876 276




POSTED ON: September 19th, 2017

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